Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones has confirmed that the band are planning to tour with a replacement for Robert Plant.

Plant had previously dismissed rumours that he would join his former band for a world tour, as he is concentrating on his solo work - most notably, his recent successful album with Alison Krauss, 'Raising Sand'.

However, Jones reportedly told BBC Radio Devon that they were 'trying out' some singers to take Plant's place.

"We want to do it," he said. "It's sounding great and we want to get on and get out there. It's got to be right. There's no point in just finding another Robert. You could get that out of a tribute band, but we don't want to be our own tribute band. There would be a record and a tour, but everyone has to be on board."